After my visit on Sept. 17th to the elementary school students of Wenatchee, Washington, I received this note from the mother of a certain second grader:
“He is in the 2nd grade and getting him to tell me ANY details about his day is like pulling teeth! Today his first words when he got off the bus were, “Mom we had a real-life astronaut at our assembly today”, I even got a few details regarding your time on the space station. You must do a pretty fantastic presentation to get a reaction like that from him. He’s a tough audience unless you are a yellow cartoon sponge!”
Those kids sure recharged my own enthusiasm for space flight. Go out and inspire a future explorer today.